Disney Then Vs. Disney Now
April 3, 2017
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Hannah Montana. Wizards of Waverly Place. That’s So Raven.
These Disney shows represent a time of childlike wonder and imagination. As a little kid, watching television on a Saturday morning was exciting, and Disney made this time special. We were subconsciously taught morals and lessons that stick with us through life and help us develop our personalities.
“I’ll go back and watch Hannah Montana with my friends,” admitted freshman Charlotte Schaech.
Characters faced the consequences of their problems and learned how to grow as a person. Watching these important messages as children taught us values that’ll shape us as people.
“We learned about friendship, family, inner beauty, and education, which all came back to me growing up,” reminisced Schaech.
Unfortunately, all TV shows have to end eventually, so most of the shows that the older generation watched on Disney channel isn’t run anymore and has been replaced by new shows:
Bizaardvark. Bunk’d. Lab Rats Elite Force. Walk The Prank.
These shows don’t teach morals. New Disney shows provide mindless entertainment for kids, and don’t help them learn anything.
“They’re so unrelatable,” said sophomore Katrina Bucher. “Old shows handled teaching us better.”
New Disney also is all about the tech. Children that watch the shows are taught to rely on their phones to have fun, because all of the characters in the shows, mostly still middle-schoolers, have the newest phones and laptops.
Old Disney was full of adventures that the high-school aged characters went on with their friends and family. Technology that kids thought were cool back then were included in the shows, but not glorified.